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Murray-Bruce says Police gassed Senator before he escaped custody

Bayelsa lawmaker, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has revealed that Kogi lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, was gassed twice by police officers, prompting him to carry out a daring escape from custody on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

With help from hoodlums, Melaye had briefly escaped from police officers while he was being transported from Abuja to Kogi on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Hours later, the Senator resurfaced at the Zankli Medical Center, Abuja, in an ambulance, apparently unconscious, before he was rearrested and moved to the National Hospital.

After paying a visit to his hospitalised colleague on Monday, April 30, Murray-Bruce alleged that Melaye had to run for his life after he was gassed by officers.

Senator Ben Murray-BruceSenator Ben Murray-Bruce

Taking to him Twitter account (@benmurraybruce) to make the revelation, he said, “Just met with Dino Melaye. Very sad to hear what transpired. Dino is asthmatic, yet while in transit, the police gassed him and he could barely breathe. Second time they gassed him, he had to force his way out of the vehicle. Dino literally escaped death. SAD!”

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